The greatest prizes in sports
There have been two trophies in the storied history of soccer's World Cup. The first, called the Jules Rimet Trophy and awarded to Uruguay as the first winner in 1930, was stolen in 1983 and never recovered. Luckily for FIFA, a replacement trophy was commissioned before that, for the 1974 World Cup. The current trophy is made of 18K gold and stands 14.4 inches tall. The name of the winning team for each World Cup is engraved on the trophy's base.